Mobilizing Web Sites: Strategies for Mobile Web Implementation (Voices That Matter) Paperback – 13 Dec 2011
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"This book reads like a perfectly structured day-long workshop. I like the practicality and humanity in it. Kris isn't a purist or an evangelist. He looks at the continuum of mobile presentation issues, ask you where you are on the continuum, and addresses your there. So don't be daunted by mobile, or wait to design for mobile until you can achieve perfection. Mobile is a journey. Use this book to plot your course." - Jeffrey Zeldman, author, Designing With Web Standards
"Baby steps. Kris's book is filled with them--little but powerful things you can do today to adapt your current site to the changing web and the growing importance of mobile devices. Like real baby steps, they'll open your eyes to new opportunities and ways of seeing the web." - Luke Wroblewski, author, Mobile First
About the Author
Kristofer Layon is a designer, design educator, and product manager who lives in Minneapolis, MN. He currently focuses on mobile design for the web, and user experience and product design for iOS and Android applications.
Kris has been a graphic designer since 1993 and a web designer since 1996. Since then he has designed web sites for engineers, urban planners, city governments, artists, musicians, retailers, the National Park Service, and over thirty higher education clients. In addition to designing web sites, Kris has taught graphic design and typography in the University of Minnesota’s College of Design, where he was also an academic advisor for two years. Kris was also the founding director of MinneWebCon, Minnesota’s Web Conference, from 2008-2011.
Kris has a Master of Fine Arts degree in interactive design and a bachelor of arts degree in German and pre-architecture. He is a member of AIGA – the Professional Association for Design, the HighEdWeb Association, Design Research Society, and Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association. His work has won design awards from the AIGA and the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and his early adoption of web video was featured on Apple’s web site in 1999.
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Great reference for transitioning a desktop website to mobile compatible website
25 January 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
8 people found this helpful.
I found this book to be a great reference for creating a mobile version of our company's existing website. This book is not a "mobile first" book which is why I purchased it. I needed some direction on how to take our existing content and make it available in a format that will look good on a mobile device. This book is primarly focused on style sheet changes that you can use to make this type of a conversion. Our main website is not totally standards compliant yet I was still able to apply a lot of the concepts in this book to make the necessary modifications so that we can have an alternate version of our site designed for mobile devices without having to make any changes to the actual content and how it is created. Using the suggestions from this book and eliminating content that did not make sense for a mobile platform, I was able to create a website that allows our company to offer much of our content in a mobile format. We are a website related to the sport of swimming and the site is almost like a news paper site in the sense that we have new text and video content on a daily basis. My only negative comment is that the book was almost 100% geared toward the Apple iPhone environment and I would have liked to have seen some examples that showed results in on an Android device since that is a major part of our target audience. Overall, as a professional software developer, I found this book to be an easy read and a great reference for how to take existing websites and make them more mobile friendly.
Great intro to make your website ready for mobile
26 June 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
I found this book to be a great introduction to what is necessary to make a site readable on a mobile device. I learned some easy CSS tips that can be used with an existing site. The book also covers creating new websites that are mobile accessible, and I liked that it covered jQuery mobile as well. Has color screen shots, too. Great book.
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